Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor at Voluntary Service Overseas

VSO is the world's leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our highimpact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation AdvisorResponsibilitiesThe volunteer will have a range of tasks and activities:Train and build the capacity of the partners, the community agriculture extension volunteers (CAEVs) and other project partners on routine data collection and analysis as it relates to the IMA4P project.Train and build the capacity of the partners, the community agriculture extension volunteers (CAEVs) and other project partners on monitoring and evaluation processes for the IMA4P project and other related programmes.Train partners and community volunteers on reporting, sharing success stories and case studies.Explore opportunities to strengthen impact such as: build networks and relationships for partners to link with major strategic organizations (e.g. government agricultural department, INGOs, NGOs,) working in a similar field that may be able to support partner intervention through funding/knowledge sharing/joint working/to address major overarching issues.Analysis of needs assessment reports and developing action plan for interventions on the identified needsWork with partners and all stakeholders to develop monitoring tools for collecting routine data that informs the monitoring and evaluation framework.Fulfill an advocacy role for VSO as and when requiredActively participate in the Monitoring and Evaluation of the programme (baseline, periodic monitoring, gathering data, analysis and reporting).Write periodic progress reports as per VSO requirements.Key Performance IndicatorThe Key performance indicators of this placement are that:Number of partners and volunteers who have increased skills in data collection and analysis.Number of partners and volunteers who have increased knowledge in monitoring and evaluation and in the use of the M & E tools.Number of partners, volunteers and other beneficiaries who are able to write reports, case studies and success/significant change stories.Evidences of monitoring and evaluation support to project partners and VSO, through reports and feedbacks.Number of linkages along the value chain crops and value chain markets identified as a result of baseline conducted.CompetenciesBuilding and Sustaining working relationships:The social skills to build and actively maintain working relationships that foster teamwork and collaboration with others for the benefit of a common goal.Open Minded and Respectful:A non-judgemental approach that values other people and culture.Seeking and Sharing Knowledge:Recognition that learning is a two way and continuous process.Facilitating Positive Change:The ability to analyse problems and develop lasting solutions in line with VSO approaches.Adaptability:A flexible approach and the ability to adapt behaviour to different situations.Resilience:The self-confidence to work with a variety of situations, diverse people and ambiguity. 

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